When pretty kitties get adopted, and with such ease, I can’t help but feel for the less “attractive”, actually to me, simply less popular ones.
Take Cadbury for example. She was put up for adoption at the same time as Can Can. Both are tortoiseshells, and even as kittens, their chances were that much smaller than every other coat-patterned kitties, except for black ones.
Can Can, though, had the advantage of being an extremely affectionate baby. Even then, she found a home only 5 months later.
Cadbury, as a painfully shy tortie, had worse than dismal chances. No one’s ever asked about visiting her in all these months that she was put up for adoption. Again, compare that to Imbie, for whom 2 enquiries came in as soon as her adoption blurb got on the CWS adoption board.
Today, while getting the updates on Imbie and Shelly, I asked Foster Mum about Cadbury’s status. She said to take Cadbury’s adoption notice down, as her chances are so slim. So Cadbury will become a Foster Mum cat.
Do torties and black cats have so little redeeming qualities? I beg to differ. The coat pattern scarcely make a difference. There are affectionate torties and blackies, just as there are insufferable pedigrees/mix-breed good-lookers. Given half a chance, shy girls like Cadbury can become nominees for “The Most Devoted Cat on Earth” award… given the chance and patience.
While we believe firmly in chemistry, and that the cat will decide who takes her home, how can a kitty make the decision if there isn’t even ONE person who would give her a chance? There so few of the special people who would give the “uglies”, the torties, the blacks, and even the common tabbies, a fair chance.
Luckily for Cadbury, she will never have to worry about having no one to love her for herself. But she is only one tortie among many.